CoPilot & CoPilot 382’s Wi-Fi Tablet Controller & Database Capabilities

The CoPilot 382 Hi-Resolution Printing System

Squid Ink’s CoPilot 382 printing system is designed to print superior quality hi-resolution characters of either porous or non-porous surfaces. With up to 2.1” of print height per printhead and the ability to run up to 2 printheads from one controller, the CoPilot 382 offers a versatile, yet cost effective solution for your coding and marking applications.

Application Versatility

The system is capable of running oil-based or solvent-based inks to print up to 4.2” (2.1” from a single head) of hi-resolution characters, razor-sharp text, scannable bar codes, and great looking logos at 185 dpi. For non-porous applications, users have the option of using Squid Ink’s solvent-based inks for printing on a variety of products like coated cartons plastics, glass, stretch wrap, metals and more. Squid Ink’s PZ-1000 ink for porous substrates offers low-maintenance performance, eliminating the need for auto-priming functions and offering better ink utilization than competitive systems.

Ink Jet Coding at the Right Price

As the newest addition to Squid Ink’s growing family of marking and coding systems, the CoPilot 382 lets users meet the GS1 barcode specification for less. Any way you look at it, Squid Ink’s CoPilot 382 provides users with an affordable solution to meet their ink jet coding needs.


The Squid Ink CoPilot 382 hi-resolution industrial inkjet printer printing coding and marking information on a non-porous vinyl substrate

The CoPilot 382 utilizes oil-based or solvent-based inks for printing on a wide range of porous or non-porous substrates.

The Squid Ink CoPilot 382 hi-resolution industrial inkjet printer coding and marking on a corrugated cardboard box in the down shooter position

The system has the flexibility to be configured to print horizontally, at an angle, or in down shooter position.


The Squid Ink CoPilot 382 hi-resolution industrial inkjet printer touchscreen controller with easy message edit and message recall

A 4.3” full color touchscreen provides access to the systems internal messages and print functions.

The Squid Ink CoPilot 382 hi-resolution industrial inkjet printer running two printheads from one controller for a coding and marking application

Run up to two printheads from a single controller.


Squid Ink CoPilot resolution industrial inkjet printer wireless tablet touchscreen controller

Manage messages wirelessly using the optional 10.1” full color touchscreen with Orion Software



  • Run up to two 2.1″ print heads from a single controller
  • Available in either oil-based for porous applications or solvent-based for non-porous applications
  • Print up to 2.1″ of hi-resolution characters, razor-sharp text, scannable bar codes, and great looking logos at 185 dpi per print head
  • CoPilot’s 4.3″ full color touchscreen provides access to the system’s internal messages and print functions
  • Compatible with Squid Ink’s easy-to-use Orion™ message creation PC software


  • Print Technology – Piezo impulse printhead technology
  • Maximum Print Height – 2.1” per printhead, 4.2” total
  • Vertical Print Resolution – 185 dpi capable of printing razor-sharp graphics, small character text, and scannable bar codes
  • Horizontal Print Resolution – 205 dpi
  • Print Speed – Up to 250 feet/min. (76m/min.) @ 205 dpi
  • Time & Date – Internal real time clock with battery back-up
  • Product Sensor – External diffuse beam photocell standard
  • Communication Interface – One USB host and one Ethernet input
  • Touchscreen – 4.3” (10.9 cm) full color touchscreen display
  • Ink Cartridge Volume – 500ml cartridge or bag
  • Low Ink Indicator – Message alert on touchscreen, LED light beacon optional
  • Substrate Capabilities – Porous or Non-Porous surfaces
  • Electrical Requirements – 100 – 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
  • Operating Environment – 34°F – 104°F (1° – 40°C)
  • Agency Certifications – CE, TUV pending


  • Time & Date – Full time and date functionality including expiration date and Julian Dates.
  • Item Numbering – Sixteen counters, one of which can be a daily counter.
  • Shift Codes – Four programmable shift codes with automatic rollover
  • Bar Codes – All standard bar codes including 2D
  • Fonts – Arial, Arial Bold, Courier, Tahoma Bold and Lucida resident fonts for use in variable data elements. Static elements in any Windows® font
  • Logos – Most image files supported with Orion Graphical Interface Software
  • Printing Features – Reverse, invert, rotate, repeat. Print on/off button
  • Message Length – Up to 120”
  • Number of Messages – 1GB storage space will store approximately 1000+ messages
  • Ink Usage – Show in Orion™ PC Software
  • User Data Prompts – Prompts for user input at start of print job by manual input on touchscreen

  • Encoder – For operation with variable speed conveyors
  • Bar Code – Laser Scanner allows scan and print message retrieval
  • External Light Beacon – Indicates low ink levels
  • Conveyor Mounting Bracket – Provides stable mount to conveyor or other material handling equipment
  • Floorstand – Includes mounting brackets and legs with leveling feet; 59” (1.5m) total heights
  • Starter Kit – Includes ink, cleaner and flush solution, printhead wipes, hand cleaner and latex gloves